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English National Anthem For The Rugby World Cup

EDM number 391 in 2013-14, proposed by Greg Mulholland on 10/07/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Cultural heritage and Sports.

That this House welcomes calls for an English anthem to be used by the England Rugby League team at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup which takes place between October and November in venues across England, Wales and France; further believes that the Rugby League World Cup 2013, which is the first major international sporting tournament played on these shores since the inspiring London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, should be the first major sporting tournament where an England team sings an English anthem; notes that the World Cup will see England, Wales and Scotland competing with the Wales team using Land of My Fathers and the Scotland team Flower of Scotland and therefore believes that England should not use the UK anthem, God Save the Queen, that equally belongs to Scotland and Wales, but should use an English anthem instead; calls on the Rugby Football League to announce that England will use an English anthem and perhaps organise a poll of England fans to decide what this should be, or use the anthem chosen for English athletes used at the Commonwealth Games; looks forward to the England Rugby League team taking to the pitch for the opening game of the Rugby League World Cup 2013 at the Millennium Stadium on 26 October and proudly singing an English anthem; and further wishes the best of luck to all the distinct home nation sides participating in the tournament and hopes that they are successful.

This motion has been signed by a total of 6 MPs.

Greg Mulholland10/07/2013Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratProposed
Philip Davies10/07/2013ShipleyConservativeSeconded
James Clappison15/07/2013HertsmereConservativeSeconded
Jonathan Edwards16/07/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Gerry Sutcliffe02/09/2013Bradford SouthLabourSeconded
Lisa Nandy02/09/2013WiganLabourSeconded

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